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Oct. 26, 2010 — Orlando

Video of a robbery at a GameStop showed Acrifa Soman, 21, with a handgun, forcing patrons to the floor and stealing cash and games.

Witnesses spotted him fleeing in a car. Police boxed in Soman's Ford Taurus at an intersection but he ran when ordered out of the car.

Authorities said he raised a handgun toward tactical Officers Paul Evancoe, Bryan Fischer, Todd Herb and Cedrick Hinkles, who opened fire, killing him. Read more

A gun was found on the ground.

Bags seen in the robbery video were found on the seat of his car. The police report states a black pellet gun was found in the trunk tire well.

This was the 86th police shooting in Florida in 2010.

Two days earlier, one officer shot one person in Vero Beach .

Three days later, four officers shot two people in Pensacola .

9 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Evancoe was involved in two other shootings from 2009 to 2014. Only 10 officers were involved in more than two shootings in that time period.
  2. Officer Fischer was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  3. Officer Hinkles was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  4. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  5. Soman was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  6. Soman was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  7. Soman was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  8. Officers was chasing Soman on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.
  9. Soman pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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